Just Darts Since 2009
My latest decision
February 10, 2007Posted by on
I think the reason I’ve been thinking so much about money is because my future has been so uncertain. My store is closing, and I’ve been offered the same position for the same money in another location one town over. Translation: slight pay cut (no more walking to work!)
Before I go any further, I want to reassure my father that when I’m talking about money, I’m talking about income versus outflow, not my savings. I have a nest egg! I’ve been agonizing about the possibility that instead of adding to it little by little every month, the money will be–equally slowly–going the other way.
So, here were my options:
- Work until my store closes, take the two months’ severance pay, and find another job. I could get a job that pays a dollar or two more an hour very easily.
- Take the position at the other store. Forego the severance, and take a little money out of my savings every month. On the other hand, keep my very good benefits.
So, I’ve been thinking about income and the lack of it. And my thoughts went to the men I pass on the street every day with their hands out. (Because I’m so darn cheerful.) And I decided to take the severance.
Until my employer asked for my decision, and I asked for a few days to think it over. Again.
I’ve decided to look at money the way I look at water: essential for life, but pointless to amass.
I’m staying with my company. For now. There’s one other benefit to staying on that I hadn’t thought about when it was all about money. The other location isn’t open in the evenings. I’ll have to time to take classes at night. So there’s more money going out right there, but when I finish my degree maybe I’ll be able to do something that I like and that pays the bills.
So, that’s my decision. Any comments? Please? There’s still time to change my mind…